News 8 Eye Piece airs Fridays on News 8 at 6. It's a chance to showcase the work of our talented photojournalists. If you have an idea for News 8 Eye Piece email us news8@wkbt.com.

News 8 Eye Piece Stories

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Nutty Squirrels

    squirrel

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    Those nutty animals are the focus of Friday’s News 8 Eye Piece from chief photographer Chuck Oedsma.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Fire in the Valley

    Roku kiln

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    News 8 photographer John Schmidt takes us to Coon Valley where News 8's own Master Control Operator Jeff Guin shows us the art of firing pottery in a Raku kiln.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Pipes and Drums

    La Crosse and District Pipes and Drums

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    In this week’s Eye Piece, News 8’s Chief Photographer Chuck Oedsma met up with the La Crosse & District Pipe & Drums to learn more about playing bagpipes.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Cooling Off

    Kayaker paddles on Lake Wazee

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    On these hot summer days, there's nothing better than taking a dip in the water to cool off.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Dairy Show

    Dairy show

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    In this week’s Eye Piece, Chief Photographer Chuck Oedsma shows us what it’s like to show calves at the fair.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Building a Ride

    building a bike

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    In this week’s Eye Piece, News 8 Photographer John Schmidt shows us how Wyatt’s Bicycle Company puts together one of its bikes.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Taking on the Big Lawn

    Mowing Forest Hills Golf Course

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    News 8 Chief Photographer Chuck Oedsma found out how the Forest Hills Gold Course in La Crosse keeps its greens properly maintained.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Calm After the Storm

    Riverside International Friendship Gardens

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    During this week’s Eye Piece, News 8 Photographer John Schmidt visits the peaceful Riverside International Friendship Gardens in La Crosse, which was able to…

  • News 8 Eye Piece: The Play is the Thing

    Great River Shakespeare Festival

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    The Great River Shakespeare Festival runs from June 25 to August 3 in Winona.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Ride

    skateboarding

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    In this week’s Eye Piece, News 8 Photographer John Schmidt takes us to the Onalaska Skate Park.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Pitchin' Shoes

    horse shoes

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    There's a game played in our area dating back to ancient times. Roman Soldiers started pitching horse shoes as something to do in between battles.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Bees

    Honeybee on flower

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    Honeybees are out pollenating the flowers. And some places have to bring them in to get the job done.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: B-25 Miss Mitchell

    B-25 Miss Mitchell

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    News 8 went along for a ride on a B-25 Miss Mitchell, a WWII bomber aircraf, and learned 

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Uncommon Valor

    US Marine Corps War Memorial

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    In this week’s Eye Piece, News 8's John Schmidt takes you to Washington, D.C. as veterans from our area visit the war memorials.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Speed of Life

    Cars are a blur in downtown La Crosse

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    News 8’s Rob Born set up several time lapse videos in the City of La Crosse to show how quickly things can change.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Chicken Q

    Chicken-Q

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    In this week’s Eye Piece, News 8’s Chief Photographer Chuck Oedsma goes behind-the-scenes as Premier Catering helps the Holmen Legion put on its first ever…

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Compassion Project

    Compassion Project tiles

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    How would you show what compassion means to you on a 6x6-inch canvas? That’s what 6,000 students in the School District of La Crosse had to figure out as part…

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Ghost signs

    Ghost sign in La Crosse

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    Old, fading advertisements are on buildings all over downtown La Crosse.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Pushing Spring

    flowers blooming

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    News 8 Chief Photographer Chuck Oedsma traveled around the Coulee Region searching for signs of spring.

  • News 8 Eye Piece: Rhythm of a Legacy

    McPherson Guitars

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    News 8 photojournalist John Schmidt shows us the process of making a guitar during this week’s Eye Piece.

News 8 Photographers

Chuck Oedsma

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Chuck Oedsma

Chuck Oedsma is the Chief Photographer at WKBT-TV.

John Schmidt

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John Schmidt

John Schmidt is a Photographer at WKBT-TV.